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No end to Anthony Burgess

Elliot Mills argues the case for a place in the literary heritage of Manchester for Anthony Burgess, a man often left out of the narrative

Photo: Toby Turnbull

Introducing the University of Manchester’s UniSlam team 2017

Jake Piazza reviews The Creative Writing Society’s Slam on the 15th of November and introduces UniSlam and Manchester’s 2017 team

The Trafford Centre. Photo: Graham Walton @ Flickr

The Trafford Centre: Not your average shopping experience

To celebrate Intu Trafford Centre’s 18th birthday, we explore the inspiration behind its creation

Photo: Alicia Love

Where do our course fees go?

Equal fees and unequal funding disfavours humanities students writes Elliot Mills

Photo: Design Manchester Festival

Design Manchester 2016

Design Manchester returns between 12th-23rd October, we give a preview of some of the most interesting events on the calendar this year

Education Photo: purlyshelz @Flickr

The British education system needs fundamental change

The reintroduction of grammar schools is another step in the wrong direction. Britain needs to update its education system to truly suit the needs of students and teachers

Arts students pay three times more per hour than science students

New research reveals that art students pay much more per hour for their degree than science students

Wonder Materials 'glittering graphene'

Preview: Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond

A new exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry tells the story of graphene and its seemingly unstoppable potential

Photo: Arts Emergency Manchester

Students promote the importance of the arts

Arts Emergency Manchester plans to build on the success of last year by conducting another series of workshops in schools around Manchester, promoting the arts and social sciences

We've come a long way, but there is always further to run.

The limited opportunities of diverse sexuality

With a huge contrast in the visibility of sexual diversity between the arts and politics, we are challenged about what influences us and how we can stimulate change

James Blunt's comments have illuminated an ignorance that will perpetuate the issues raised. Photo: Adam Ososki @Flickr

Hierarchy still rules over our arts

The opportunity to succeed in the arts for the lower classes is being dramatically reduced, and backlash from upper-class artists dilutes the debate

Photo: manchestertheatres.com

Review: As Water Reflects The Face

‘As Water Reflects the Face’ at The Dancehouse portrays the social issues young people face in Transylvania. The performance moves the audience with its authenticity, writes Camilla Lindner